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‘Transgender man reveals he put his smear test off for a year for fear he’d be turned away because of his ‘bound chest and hairy legs’

A transgender man has come forward to talk about his experience of having a smear test post transition.

Freelance writer William Cuthbert from Brigg, Lincolnshire admitted he was ‘nervous’ about health professionals when he wrote for Metro, as he was overdue his smear test by a year by the time he called to book the appointment.

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He revealed he knew he was overdue the screening, but every time he tried to book the appointment he was overwhelmed by anxiety that his ‘bound chest and hairy legs’ would raise questions with health professionals who might not believe he was eligible.‘




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